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Thread: First Review - Touratech Companero Adventure Suit

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    I reckon that once the 'Baddies' know how much the suit costs, it'll be re-named the 'Hostage' suit
    Going as fast as you can won't kill you ........stopping faster than you want to will

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobble View Post
    I reckon that once the 'Baddies' know how much the suit costs, it'll be re-named the 'Hostage' suit


    HAHAHAHAHAAHA


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Armstrong View Post
    Could they make the Klim trousers any baggier

    Is the TT suit really 28 times much better than http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...uys3_17779.htm and http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...uys3_17780.htm
    If you look at the photo the guy is standing in his socks. I reckon with boorts under there they wouldn't be quite so baggy. In a similar vein to their Dakar pant.

    on a side note I rode around Austria and Germany last summer on a bike that cost a quarter of that suit! Kind of puts things in perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnewman View Post
    , never understood the waterproof layer on textiles being on the inside as a zip in layer , textiles act as a sponge an are damm heavy when wet.
    and fuel
    The waterproof layer is on the inside because if you have a mishap and snag your suit on something sharp tearing or damaging the outer suit the waterproof membrane on the inside retains its integrity and you do not end up with damp patches when it rains.

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    Jacket: £1,196.89
    Trousers: £706.81

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExpatinIstanbul View Post
    Jacket: £1,196.89
    Trousers: £706.81

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    so how much are they really? in euro's....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo-IQ View Post
    so how much are they really? in euro's....
    Feckity feck.

    649.00 EUR
    1,099.00 EUR

    Bend over Britain......

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    so it's "the hostage" suit or the have it up the arse outfit....

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    I just thought, we should have a "feck me sideways,HOW MUCH" section for tack like this

    Is it just me, or does that jacket look exactly the same as a twat suit jacket with less pockets and vents? It must do something else surely, does it turn into a tent or a spare tyre or something useful.

    There is just Sooooooooo much wrong with this new kidnap gear.

    Is there any chance at all, that the first person to buy one, and admit to it, will have the pish taken out of them at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Is there any chance at all, that the first person to buy one, and admit to it, will have the pish taken out of them at all
    Nah... don't be silly
    Going as fast as you can won't kill you ........stopping faster than you want to will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelv View Post
    The waterproof layer is on the inside because if you have a mishap and snag your suit on something sharp tearing or damaging the outer suit the waterproof membrane on the inside retains its integrity and you do not end up with damp patches when it rains.
    I'd still rather have a goretex shell with holes in it than a cordura jacket that soaks up the water and wicks away the heat from your body. I've had both so I know what I'm on about. I have an old goretex liner from a Hein Gericke paddock jacket I have and if it is really chucking it down then I'll pop that on underneath my outer shell. That said when you are falling in rivers and the water is creeping up from under your jacket it really doesn't make much odds anyway.





    personally I blame the bananas they leave laying around


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    Quote Originally Posted by simon thomas View Post
    I have to admit, that if the review sounds overly positive, well...it is!
    Now there's a suprise

    Quote Originally Posted by Whatton View Post
    Two Thousand Pounds........

    Eight years on the road seems to have distanced you both from reality, who's going to pay that kind of money for a summer bike suit apart from the idle rich?
    Get yer wallet out ... Tsiklonaut will be wanting one next.

    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    Obviously paid well by TT to promote that suit
    Indeed.

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    £2000 for a M/C suit? Then we have the likes of Metal Mule asking the best part of £2000 for a set of panniers. Being a motorcycling adventurer doesn't come cheap nowadays does it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon View Post
    £2000 for a M/C suit? Then we have the likes of Metal Mule asking the best part of £2000 for a set of panniers. Looking like a motorcycling adventurer doesn't come cheap nowadays does it
    Fixed

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    "One of the things thats sets apart this suit from suits we've worn previously is as opposed to our other suits where when the weather turns you put a Gortex liner in, with this one its a two suits in one deal and you put an over suit on"

    Fantastic, what a revolutionary idea!!

    Its a bike suit that when it rains you have to put a waterproof over suit over.

    Bit like my jeans and leather jacket then.

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    I saw Simon and Lisa do a presentation in Tacoma to a room full of enthralled Americans. They worked the room marvellously leaving everyone believing that in the morning they too would jump on bikes and set off riding for a lifetime of adventure. At the end of the show they sold T shirts and other nic-nacs. The BMW dealer was happy, the crowd was happy and Simon and Lisa had worked bloody hard to continue funding their riding. I don't begrudge them a single penny from sponsorship. Folk in the US and Europe will see this film for the suit and think it's comparable to a BMW suit or Rukka, some will no doubt dip deep to be a look-a-like, others will buy into the credibility of people who have been riding the world for umpteen years endorsing the suit.
    In the UK... well, perhaps it's a different story, everyone seems to want to have their hands in our pockets, rip off Britain.
    So I have no truck with Si and Lisa promoting kit, it may be their true opinion, it may be an opinion with a twist, but it's advertising at the end of the day and who believes everything they see in an advert?
    If Si and Lisa wear the suit over a long period and it works well and lasts the course, then great, if it falls to bits, leaves them cold and wet, then it's time for them to decide what they do and what integrity they have.
    Until that time, let's not judge them.

    But it is a bloody pricey bit of kit, that the UK is expected to pay more for. Perhaps potential purchasers should ask TT UK if they can do anything about discounting? Potential buyers, get together and buy in bulk?

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